Continuity mistake: When Hercules tries to grab Meg's soul, his hands become very old as soon as they enter the water. But when Hercules is swimming to the bottom of the river, it is quite a while before his hands become old at all.

Continuity mistake: When the hydra sprouts three heads, Phil hands Hercules the sword in his left hand, but in the very next shot the sword is in his right hand.

Continuity mistake: At the end when Hercules comes back to Mt. Olympus, there are two huge lines of gods greeting him on either sides of a long staircase. After Zeus and Hera have talked to him, about ten gods start mobbing him. When the shot cuts back to Meg the staircase is empty. Where did all the other gods go?

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the gods are chained up and being led away, they keep changing places in between shots.

Continuity mistake: In the shot where Hercules breaks Apollo's and Aphrodite's chains, the chain links are connected between their wrists. However in earlier shots, the chains were from the wrists to the neck.

Continuity mistake: Inside the temple of Zeus, there is a huge ceramic design on the floor. But toward the end of this scene, the design has shrunk by an insane amount.

Continuity mistake: When Hercules' parents show him the medal, in one shot he is holding it with his fingers, but in the next it is lying in his palm.

Continuity mistake: During Hades' meeting with the Fates, he creates a figurine of baby Hercules and puts it on the table. After the Fates reveal part of the future to Hades and fly away, in an overhead shot the figurine is gone.

Continuity mistake: During the battle against the hydra, the hydra makes very distinctive scrapes on the ground with its teeth. After the battle, there is an overhead shot of the valley, and the scrapes are gone.

Continuity mistake: In the scene near the end when Hercules returns to Mt. Olympus, many of the gods are shown at different locations on the stairs between shots.

Continuity mistake: In an overhead shot of the stadium, Hercules is doing laps at the far side of the stadium. In the next closeup shot, he is in the middle of the stadium.

Continuity mistake: When the potmaker storms off Phil says "Keep your toga on, pal" and you can tell the walls behind him are in the far background. Then a few seconds later, the walls behind Phil are in the foreground.

Continuity mistake: In an overhead shot as the marketplace is tumbling down, several items that should be in the middle of the market are gone. This includes the wagon with the bundle of hay and the fountain that Hercules had sat next to a few minutes earlier.

Continuity mistake: Herc is fighting the Cyclops. He has two black eyes & a bruise on his left arm. Phil shows up & starts to wipe Herc's face. Suddenly, a bruise appears on Herc's right arm too. After Herc says, "Dreams are for Rookies", this bruise disappears.

Continuity mistake: Herc is riding the big Centaur like he's in a rodeo. In one shot, his headband has suddenly appeared in his hand. The next time he's seen, the band is back on his head.

Continuity mistake: Phil grabs the door & the hinges are on one side, while the handle is on the other. As he turns the door around, the hinges & handle have jumped to the other sides of the door.

Continuity mistake: When Meg and Hercules are walking down the stairs in the garden, Meg has a sheer purple shawl, but when Pain and Panic (disguised as birds) tell her to stop fooling around, it disappears. Then, a few shots later, when she tells Hercules not to thank her just yet, it has reappeared. (00:57:00 - 00:58:00)

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Hercules: Aren't you...a damsel in distress?
Meg: I'm a damsel. I'm in distress. I can handle this. Have a nice day.

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Trivia: In ancient Greece the definition of a hero was actually someone who was half human, half god, so Hercules really is a true hero.

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Question: Why is it too nutty that Orpheus arranged the flowers?

Answer: Orpheus was the greatest poet and musician of Greek mythology, his music could charm wild beasts and even persuade rocks and trees into movement; the idea of him arranging flowers is probably just a pun on his normal pasttime of 'arranging' music, or alternatively a reference to how he could have used his magical music to make the flowers spontaneously arrange themselves.

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